Vietnam morning news for December 26

Vietnam morning news for December 26

Vietnam morning news

Hanoi continues to be most attractive FDI destination
Hanoi continues to lead the country in drawing foreign direct investment (FDI) with more than US$7.5 billion poured into the capital since the beginning of 2018, a 2.18-fold increase against the previous year.
— Nhan Dan online

Tourism revenue up nearly VNĐ110 trillion this year
Việt Nam’s tourism revenue is estimated at VNĐ620 trillion (US$26.5 billion) in 2018, an increase of nearly VNĐ110 trillion against the previous year.
— Viet Nam News

Labour exports reach record of over 140,000 in 2018
The number of Vietnamese workers abroad reached over 140,000 in 2018, up 7% over the previous year, according to the Department of Overseas Labour Management under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
— Nhan Dan online

VN to have first domestic chip cards in Q1 2019
Việt Nam’s first domestic chip cards will be launched in the first quarter of next year to enhance safety and service quality of the country’s bank card operations, according to the National Payment Corporation of Vietnam (NAPAS).
— Viet Nam News

Will electric vehicles replace motorbikes in Vietnam?
Scientists have rung the alarm bell over the increase in the concentration of benzene, nitrous oxide and other toxic substances in the air in Vietnam.
— Viet Nam Net

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Stronger business environment is Government’s priority in 2019
Improving business environment and national competitiveness is a core policy priority of the Vietnamese Government in 2019.
— Viet Nam News

ASEAN Chair 2020: Responsibility and opportunity for Vietnam
The recent establishment of the National ASEAN 2020 Committee is one of the initial steps that Vietnam has taken during the months of preparation for the task of the ASEAN Chair in 2020, said Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung.
— Nhan Dan online

VN corporate bond market expected to develop
Vietnamese companies are depending too much on bank loans, and when the number of companies increases, it will reduce their chance of receiving financing from financial institutions.
— Viet Nam News

Forestry, seafood export reaches record high
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development released yesterday a record high at about US$18 billion in total export value of forestry and seafood products this year.
— Viet Nam News

Mangrove forests used to breed aquatic species
Farmers in Tra Vinh province’s coastal areas expanded the breeding of shrimp and other aquatic species to an additional 1,700ha of mangrove forests this year, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
— Vietnam+

5 best places to celebrate Christmas in Hanoi
From the beginning of December, Hanoi’s streets are all decorated with Noel’s patterns that create a festive environment helping any expats off being homesick in the night of Christmas. Hanoi’s weather also supports the day which is often cold and dry; the only missing factor for a perfect Noel is snow.
— Vietnam Insider

SSI wins Asset Triple A Country Awards in 3 categories
SSI Securities Corporation has won in three categories at the Asset Triple A Country Awards for 2018.
— Viet Nam News

HDBank won Vietnam Gold Star award for 2018
The HCM City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank (HDBank) has won the 2018 Vietnam Gold Star award for its outstanding business achievements and contributions to society and community.
— Viet Nam News

Market fair highlights culture of northern mountainous region
A market fair showcasing products of the northern mountainous region will be held in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi’s outskirts district of Son Tay from December 29, 2018 till January 1, 2019.
— Vietnam+

12th Party Central Committee’s ninth session opens
The 12th Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee convened its ninth session on December 25, under the chair of Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong.
— Nhan Dan online

Huế receives smart rubbish bins from Bridgestone
Huế City in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế received 20 smart rubbish bins from tyre manufacturer Bridgestone on Monday.
— Viet Nam News

Major cities bask in Christmas joy
The Christmas season has begun. The festive atmosphere has spread everywhere, with all areas echoing with the melodies of festive anthems.
— Viet Nam Net

Budget carrier Jetstar Pacific gains $390 m in revenue
Budget carrier Jetstar Pacific, an affiliate of Vietnam Airlines Corporation, announced its estimated total revenue was VNĐ9.1 trillion (US$390 million) this year, 21 per cent higher than the target set early this year.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam tested by multinationals seeking trade war detour to avoid US tariffs on China
It looked like a one-off case in late 2016 when The European Anti-Fraud Office determined that certain organic coated steel products that originated in China had been shipped through Vietnam to avoid anti-dumping duties.
— South China Morning Post

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Hòa Bình tangerine variety granted collective trademark
A tangerine variety grown in Nam Sơn Commune, Tân Lạc District in the northwestern province of Hòa Bình has been granted a collective trademark.
— Viet Nam News


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